Massachusetts dentist Michael Clair is accused of using actual paper clips instead of stainless steel posts inside the teeth of root canal patients. He then allegedly billed Medicaid for the more expensive parts.
Prosecutors say Clair was suspended by Medicaid in 2002 and was accused of illegally proscribing drugs to staffers as well as billing irregularities.
He will be arraigned in April on the criminal charges.
The case could be a blow to Office Depot’s expansion into medical services. After all, doctors use stomach staples, Office Depot has staples. After all, we have already seen Home Depot’s venture into cosmetic surgical products, here.
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9 thoughts on “Clipping Patients: Dentists Accused of Using Paper Clips for Root Canal Patients”
Ugg…my tooth is throbbing.
I love that scene from Little Shop of Horrors. Both Bill Murray as the patient that loved pain and Martin’s portrayal of maniac dentist were amazing.
I am having sinus surgery Friday because of a dentist’s mistake.
I am glad to have that verified. One of the Best or worst women that I dated came from your state. I swear that she did not have a soul or heart was in need of realignment. However, I had met her after she had a nasty break up. Then again, we met in a bar while I was in college. Heck that could have been from 18 to 35.
See? Not all the crackpots live in Texas. We grow our own up here in the Northeast!
I’ve seen just about every episode of MacGuyver multiple times, but I’m pretty sure I missed the one where he becomes a dentist.
Considering that you already have the inert ingredient for the Red Neck Tool Box. Beer and WD-40 and Duct Tape is the remaining accessory’s everything else is experimental.
Now you know why I like dentist so much…..
Correction to the post.
“The case could be a blow to Office Depot’s expansion into medical services. After all, doctors use stomach staples, Office Depot has staples. After all, we have already seen Home Depot’s venture into cosmetic surgical products, here. ”
It was Staples that provided the necessary product and the other was just plain Lowe…..
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